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    today is bad I feel so depressed

    when just the past few days I was actually starting to be happier again because I've been reaching out for help and doing things for myself usually I don't usually I just stay home in bed all day long I don't do anything and I don't talk to anyone I don't even get dressed I get...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I hate the way I look.

    I have a ton of gray hair. I want my hair to be long and wavy. That's not going to happen.
    Roger773 Roger773 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I don't know what's going on.

    I don't feel right. I've always had those brief moments of wanting to give up (not wanting to get better) and just sulk in my misery giving up my medication and therapy, but this is just completely different. After a year's worth of medication, I can say I'm better. Or I feel...
    MatchedWithBlack MatchedWithBlack 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I want to run away from my home

    and never look back. I don't want to live with my father anymore. I'm sick of being treated like **** everyday. He says that he regrets that my mother died and he didn't. He says he doesn't want me to be in his house anymore. Well, dad, soon you won't see me again. Just wait.
    LevantineRose LevantineRose 13-15, F 2 Responses 23 mins ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 23 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    So I may have to get a 5th eye surgery.

    . Everyone leave me alone for a bit.
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 22 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I've always been depressed.

    Nobody likes a depressed girl, because I'm emotionally "unstable". And the older I get, the more suicide sounds pretty damn great. I just want this living hell to be over. I'm tired of everything, I'm tired of ******* people. Do you know how many times I hear the words...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 8 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I cried so hard yesterday,

    I threw up and got the rest of the week off...my manager understands but I'm just dying inside .
    HipsterYoda HipsterYoda 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Mornings like this it's easier to say

    that I'm feeling under the weather. It's easier to fake a bit of a cough and say I'm tired than to admit to what's really going on. If I were to be honest, I would say that my depression punctured my lungs, filled my veins with lead and my head with cotton. I would tell my co...
    TheBlasphemousOptimist TheBlasphemousOptimist 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Josephine14 Josephine14 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    No matter how much I try I just can't get over

    the fact that just because I didn't call my grandma my aunt said that if I get leukemia again no one would be there for me. I know it's not true but it still hurts. I can't call my grandma because she has leukemia now and it triggers me to remember what I went through. Remember...
    animerules44 animerules44 16-17 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I once thought I was made of impenetrable steel,

    flawless and strong. But then I got into deep water and my steel hull dragged me to the bottom. The pressure of the water made my bolts pop, and in flooded bad thoughts. Everything was cold and dark, with nary a sign of life surrounding me. As I gasped for my last air, a...
    lostsoul8844 lostsoul8844 36-40, M 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I don't know why but sometimes I stay over my

    ex bf and he just never touches me ..its been a month we haven't been together and I would think we would just mess around..he is the one that tells me to sleep over ..I just feel so we next to him..
    moondesires moondesires 18-21, F 15 hrs ago

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    Being suicidal and depressed is one of the

    hardest things I've been through. People say "seek help" But when you do, they say "you're attention seeking, people who deal with depression don't talk about it" You feel alone You feel empty You feel worthless. Trust me, if I would do anything for attention, it WOULDNT...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 8 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    So I did the talk with my teacher today,

    and oh my god I feel so much more comfortable with him. I went in during lunch yesterday to give him a bag of candy and a card telling him that I appreciate him for everything, and also mentioned that I want to continue band after high school because nothing makes me more happy...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    I have clear suicide plan,

    i already have the tools, prepared notes, and decided when im gunna do it. Im still finding reason why i should stop this but i really cant find one. People whom i know dont care that I've been living with mental illness, and i dont want them to know my suicide plan cos they're...
    kazzerino kazzerino 18-21, F 75 Responses Jul 9

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    So now we have some lady on here pushing

    vitamins that you put under your tongue that will cure depression ...... Wtf is the world coming too . Any way people can find to push there products they will do.
    startingover34 startingover34 31-35, M 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    To be honest I don't know what I feel anymore.

    It's not emptiness..I don't think I'm lonely, yet for some reason I can't help but feel depressed always. As if there is some sort of negative energy that follows me around all day. I've done everything in the books to fill the hole in me, yet nothing seems to work. It's not...
    SarcasticBadger SarcasticBadger 16-17, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I am going to cover a lot of bases about myself

    here....I feel as though the last couple weeks I've been losing my mind, and I have to get out who I am in some form or another, and I figure sharing this is better than bottling it up in my mess of a brain. I have always, always, always tried to be the person people relied...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    This is Tug of war in my head,

    I usually wish that I were dead. If only my body could be free, Well, at least baby, you still love me. And thru this game of tug-a-war, You are all I want...Nothing more! You pick me up every time I fall, For reasons unknown, u love me thru it all. I hate myself, So much it...
    shaybaby26 shaybaby26 31-35, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 54 Responses Jan 18

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    I really hate myself.

    Im such an idiot and i dont get anything at all. Ive never even had a boyfriend. Just a waste of time and life is what i am. I cant even do anything like a normal human being.
    ihatebeingblack44 ihatebeingblack44 18-21, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 11 Responses Mar 18

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Emptiness, this damn mind f*cking,

    emptiness. This soul crushing, isolating, nauseating, horrible emptiness that keeps it's awful claws in me. Lonely, alone and lost. This is me right now.
    vicki90 vicki90 22-25, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    Hey, watch the movie,

    The Secret, it really will change your life if you let it
    Mela22 Mela22 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Sometimes my family drives me to the point

    where I want to kill myself. So through the night when I can't sleep, I have a razor in my hand.
    Bailey242 Bailey242 13-15 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012